Take a break from eating and drinking your way around the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival booths to enjoy the Eat to the Beat Concert series. Every year Epcot has this non-additional cost concert series and it is such fun! Here are my best Eat to the Beat Concert tips so you have a rockin’ good time!
Eat to the Beat Concert Tips
The Eat to the Beat concerts take place at the American Adventure Pavillion theater. The theater is outdoors, on the lagoon side. The theater can seat around 1,000 people. The concerts are super fun!
Know the Schedule.
Disney releases the Eat to the Beat concert schedule a couple months ahead of when the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival begins. Many groups are reoccurring but every year there are some slight variations and additions. Here is the 2017 Eat to the Beat Concert Schedule.
Get There Early.
Get there early if you want to sit during the concert and not wait in lines. Each day there are 3 shows. Shows are usually scheduled for 5:30 pm. 6:45 pm, and 8:00 pm each night. Check the Times Guide/ MDE App for exact times for the day you are going. If you go to the 5:30 pm performance you rarely need to wait in a line. I usually get there around 4:45/5:00 and have no problem getting a seat in the first section.
The 6:45 pm and 8:00 pm shows have roped off lines that start forming during the first concert time.
View from the Outside of the Theater.
If you don’t mind standing, then you can view the concert from the outside.
Go to More than One Concert Set.
Above All, Have Fun!
Out of all the Eat to the Beat Concert tips, having fun is the most important thing to remember. Sing along, dance, and let loose! The artists feed off your energy and it makes for a better performance. If it is a group you loved back in the day, dig out your old t-shirts or look for a new one on a site like Hot Topic or browse eBay. A lot of times the band goes out into the crowd and you can get selfies and really great pictures. This all depends on the performers.
Let’s discuss! If you are a seasoned Eat to the Beat Concert goer, what is your best Eat to the Beat Concert tip? What is your best concert memory?